I don't believe that law enforcement was ever involved, so yes, that is a bit of sticky situation on how best to handle what the player did. At a minimum, it's a "he said, she said" situation which should necessitate some level of institutional investigation. With that being said, players sign a pretty stringent code of conduct agreement, that undoubtedly, this would have been a breach of. It doesn't appear as though there was any investigation (there should have been) or repercussion for the male player. A different player was removed from the team just before this season started for conduct that was probably less egregious, so why the double standard? Was it because one involved a female victim and the other involved another male basketball player??? I don't know, but pretty awful optics...right time to do what? Was the player charged? did the swimmer ever press charges? Was he suspended from school? If he was neither charged with a crime or suspended from school how can you suspend him or throw him off the team? As an individual you cannot pick and choose what you want to happen. If you do A then B happens and if you do C then D happens. you cant say you do not want an investigation but you still want a player suspended. Very unfortunate situation but there was nothing for becker to do.
In my mind, as bad as the player's conduct was alleged to be, I find that the university/athletic department's lack of responsiveness in protecting/standing up for another DI scholarship athlete is an even bigger transgression. That is where I hope there will be significant repercussions. That was an institutional failure, plain and simple.
Nothing for Becker to do?!? He could, for starters, have enforced the code of conduct. He could have publicly been supportive of the victim. He could have benched the player in questions for any number of games. None of that happened. It appears as though the university did not take seriously the allegation of the victim. The event occurred before the season even started. As the head coach, you are responsible for what goes on, with the players on your team.